WhitePages Web Service

This provides a online programmatic interface to the Australian white pages. This is used by my WhitePageAu MIDlet.


The web service lets you do online queries. The request is passed as a GET request with results returned as XML.

The service is available at http://benno.id.au/services/wp.cgi. The arguments are passed as a query string in the GET request.

The surname to lookup. This argument is mandatory.
The initial to lookup. This argument is optional.
The suburb to lookup. This argument is optional.

An example query:


Caveats: Only does NSW capital cities right now. Only returns the first 5 results.


If you want to query to white pages website directly then you can download wp.py. A this stage there isn't any documentation, but the library includes an example, and it should be fairly self explanatory.